A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy lamb.

Tilateñas Group's story

The “Tilateñas" communal bank will start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, through the Villa Adela regional office. It is made up of nine members, led by a board of directors of which Ignacia is the chairperson.

The businesses that the communal bank members carry on are varied, and include: sale of coca leaves, public transportation, sale of meat, grocery store, sale of food, sale of lamb meat, and construction helper.

The loan they will be taking out will benefit small business owners including Ignacia. She says that this is the first time she has joined Pro Mujer, becoming a member at the invitation of a field worker of the institution, who came to her house.

Currently she has a business selling lamb. She tells us that she learned this business as a small child from her parents, as this is a family business. With the passage of time, she runs it on her own.

The loan she will take out now is to increase working capital, through the purchase of lamb, which she buys at the markets in the city of El Alto and will later sell at her business. This livelihood allows her to generate income to support her family as best she can, since she is married and has six children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training in credit and health.

In this group: Ignacia, Roxana, Julia , Pacesa Maxima, Angélica Julia, Emilia, Sonia , Gladys, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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